Perth is exciting right now. Fremantle too. People everywhere due to the Fringe Festival and its 700+ shows.
A look at Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (M)…
WE wouldn’t know nearly as much about the life of celebrated art collector and innovator Peggy Guggenheim unless long-lost audiotapes had been tracked down. Continue reading
Ken Judge, pictured with Paul Daffey, launched the 2008 Footy Almanac at Gil Fraser Reserve, home of the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club. He came immaculately dressed, as always, and very well prepared.
Ken enjoyed the function, made us laugh and kicked on with a few beers. The Almanac, he said, gave a great fans’ eye view of the season.
Noted for his beautiful kicking, he was a premiership player with East Fremantle (1979) and Hawthorn (1983), dual East Fremantle premiership coach (1992 and 1994), an assistant at Carlton for their last flag in 1995 and AFL coach with Hawthorn and West Coast.
Ken Judge died today 15 January 2016 – it was his 58th birthday.
A look at The Program (M)…
LANCE Armstrong is perhaps the greatest drug cheat world sport has ever known.
Of course seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Armstrong made his now notorious 2012 confession on The Oprah Winfrey Show although his cheating had been chronicled well beforehand by Sunday Times journalist David Walsh. Continue reading
A look at Suffragette (M)
MAUD Adams works in a laundry sweatshop in 1912 and is tasked one late afternoon to deliver a parcel of clothes to a west London client. Continue reading
I’ll list the films I liked (like Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, above) later but I just want to mention right at the start – I really disliked Birdman. I’ve been wanting to get this off my chest for some time and now is my chance.
THE year began in the country and ended with the purchase of a new sound system that has one of those streaming things to take me into a whole new world – and a turntable that has already taken me back to a much-loved old one.
Here are some highlights…